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Shortfalls in Carlow/Kilkenny mental health services outlined in report

Shortfalls in the assessment of patients in Carlow/Kilkenny have been outlined in a report by the Mental Health Commission today.

Chairman of the Commission, John Saunders, has claimed that lives could have been saved in the Carlow/Kilkenny and South Tipperary areas if the suicide risk-assessment had been more consistent.

Speaking on KCLR Live, Mr Saunders says a lack of communication between teams involved in the care of psychiatric patients was one of the main issues.